County League Regulations 2019

League Regulations 2019

(1) Correspondence

All correspondence in relation to fixtures is to be submitted from the club secretary’s official email only to the county secretary’s official email administrator.cork@gaa.ie

 

(2) Completion Dates

With leagues to be completed before peak championship season in August, the completion date for the group stage of the 2019 leagues is Sunday, July 14th. League finals are scheduled for the last two weekends in July. Dates and times for all regular rounds have been fixed by the CCC.

(3) Venue

The first named team has home venue, but if this venue is not available, the game will be played at the opponent’s venue or at neutral venue. The national flag is to be flown for all league games and pitches are to be properly lined and flagged.

(3) Referee

Where the appointed referee fails to attend, agreement must be reached between the two clubs on a substitute referee by either tossing or by agreement. Failure to comply will result in forfeiture of the league points by the club or clubs failing to agree. In the event of a referee being agreed by both clubs it is the responsibility of the club of the referee to ensure that the official report of the game is submitted within three days of the game. If the agreed referee is not a member of either participating club, the responsibility for ensuring the report is submitted shall rest with the home club.

(4) Fixtures

All fixtures listed at the start of the year are thereby ratified for the dates / times outlined.

Request for Postponement / Change

Any request for changes to the listed time and / or date must be sent from the club secretary’s official email to the county secretary’s official email administrator.cork@gaa.ie at least five days in advance of the fixture. No postponements shall be granted thereafter, except in exceptional circumstances.

If a match is to be postponed or changed the following criteria must be met:

  • Both clubs must email administrator.cork@gaa.ie separately, referencing the fixture involved, both outlining the same reason for change of fixture and both listing the same new agreed re-fixture date / time.
  • The re-fixture date must be on / before the same date in the following month and on / before the July 14th deadline. For example, a match postponed on March 15th must be re-fixed to be played on a date on or before April 15th before postponement is granted.
  • If the request is approved by CCC, the new date / time becomes a ratified fixture and the fixture list will be updated accordingly.
  • All fixtures are subject to a limit of two postponements. On the third postponement, the fixture become null and void or a walkover is granted.
  • If two clubs fail to agree on either postponement or a re-fixture date the fixture stands. A club may then unilaterally request a change of fixture from the CCC for exceptional reasons, stating clearly that agreement between the clubs does not apply.

 

Unfulfilled Fixtures / Walkovers

A fine of €100 per team will apply for each unfulfilled fixture, unless a walkover is given by one of the teams. Walkovers will be awarded automatically where one of the teams involved fails to fulfil or indicates their intention not to fulfil a fixture without the joint submission of an agreed re-fixture date. A fine of €100 will apply to the relevant team in each case. Disputes in relation to the non-fulfilment of a fixture will be referred to the CCC.

In addition, a club which fails to complete more than two of its fixtures in the group stage of a league during a calendar year will be automatically relegated. It is at the discretion of the CCC whether a team is promoted (or not relegated) in its place.

If a club is disqualified or retires during the course of the league, its played games shall stand and its unplayed games awarded to the opposing teams. A fine of €100 per game will apply.

Championship games

Where clubs in the same league are meeting in championship, league points may be awarded for the championship game, subject to the agreement of both clubs and subject to general rule with regard to suspensions. Such agreements should be notified to administrator.cork@gaa.ie at least one week prior to the relevant league or championship game, whichever is earlier. If such a championship game takes place after the league deadline, points will not be awarded.

 

(5) Substitutions

Up to nine (9) substitutions shall be permitted in the playing of normal time in all games in the County Leagues, County Junior Leagues 'A' and 'B' and other Secondary Competitions under the jurisdiction of Coiste Chontae Chorcaí. Rule 2.4, Rules of Specification, Official Guide, Part 2 sections (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) shall not be affected by this deviation. A maximum of three substitutes remains for extra-time, where played.

 

(6) Match results by text

The home club is responsible for returning all match results. The person in this club appointed to return results will receive a text message prior to the commencement of the game.


 

(7) League points

League results shall be credited as follows: 4 points for a win, 2 points for a draw and 1 point for each game played. Therefore, a winning team get 5 points for a particular match and the losing team gets 1 point. If a walkover is granted 5 points and 0 points are awarded, respectively (deviation from rule granted by Central Council).

(8) League Placings

Where teams finish with equal points for qualification for the concluding stages, or for promotion / relegation, the tie shall be decided by the following means and in the order specified

  • Where two teams only are involved – the outcome of the meeting of the two teams in the previous game in the competition
  • Scoring difference (subtracting the total scores against from total scores for)
  • Highest total score for
  • Exceptions: In relation to means (ii) and (iii) above, if the accumulated scores of a team, so involved, are affected by a disqualification, retirement or walkover / unplayed fixture, the tie shall be decided by a play off.

(9) League Play-offs

All league finals will be played between the top two teams in a division.

(10) Promotion / Relegation

For the 2019 season, promotion and relegation between the divisions is provisionally, as follows. While the re-balancing of league groups continues for 2019, the 2020 leagues will be reformed under the strategic review of league and championships scheduled for 2019. If the numbers in league groups are adjusted for 2020 new league groupings will be based on final league placings at the end of 2019.

Football Leagues
Promotion
Relegation
Football - Division 1
Top 2 qualify for league final.
Bottom 2 are relegated.
Football - Division 2
Top 2 qualify for league final.
Both are promoted.
Bottom 2 are relegated.
Football - Division 3
Top 2 qualify for league final.
Both are promoted.
Bottom 2 are relegated.
Football - Division 4
Top 2 qualify for league final.
Both are promoted.
Bottom 2 are relegated.
Football - Division 5
Top 2 qualify for league final.
Both are promoted


Hurling Leagues
Promotion
Relegation
Hurling - Division 1
Top 2 qualify for league final.
Bottom 2 are relegated
Hurling - Division 2
Top 2 qualify for league final.
League final winner is promoted
Bottom 2 are relegated
Hurling - Division 3
Top 2 qualify for league final.
League final winner is promoted.
Bottom 2 are relegated
Hurling - Division 4
Top 2 qualify for league final.
Both teams are promoted
Bottom 2 teams play-off.
Play-off loser is relegated
Hurling - Division 5
Top 2 qualify for league final.
Both teams are promoted

 

(11) Participating Teams

(i) Football (#53 Teams)

No.

Division 1 FL          (#11)

Division 2 FL (#11)

Division 3 FL (#11)

Division 4 FL       (#11)

Division 5 FL     (#9)

1

B.A.'n Ghaorthaidh
Aghabullogue
Aghada
Ballydesmond
Adrigole

2

Ballincollig
Carrigaline
Bandon
Bantry Blues
Ballinora

3

Carbery Rangers
Castlehaven
Bishopstown
Castletownbere
Dromtarriffe

4

Cill na Martra
Clyda Rovers
Dohenys
Gabriel Rangers
Glanmire

5

Clonakilty
Eire Óg
Douglas
Glenville
Millstreet

6

Kiskeam
Fermoy
Glanworth
Grenagh
Na Piarsaigh

7

Nemo Rangers
Kanturk
Ilen Rovers
Kildorrery
St. Finbarr's

8

O'Donovan Rossa
Macroom
Naomh Abán
Kinsale
St. Nick's

9

St. Finbarr's
Mallow
Nemo Rangers
Knocknagree
Youghal

10

St. Michael's
Newcestown
Rockchapel
Mayfield

11

Valley Rovers
Newmarket
St. Vincent's
Mitchelstown


 

(ii) Hurling (#61 Teams)

No.

Division 1 HL         (#17)

Division 2 HL (#12)

Division 3 HL (#10)

Division 4 HL      (#11)

Division 5 HL (#11)

1

Ballinhassig
Cloyne
Ballincollig
Aghabullogue
Ballinhassig

2

Ballyhea
Bandon
Blarney
Aghada
Ballygarvan

3

Ballymartle
Carrigaline
Dungourney
Argideen Rangers
Ballymartle

4

Bishopstown
Carrigtwohill
Inniscarra
Barryroe
Castlemartyr

5

Blackrock
Castlelyons
Mayfield
Blackrock
Cloughduv

6

Bride Rovers
Charleville
Meelin
Eire Óg
Douglas

7

Douglas
Courcey Rovers
Milford
Kilbrittain
Dripsey

8

Erins Own
Fermoy
Tracton
Kildorrery
Glen Rovers

9

Glen Rovers
Fr. O'Neill's
Valley Rovers
Midleton
Grenagh

10

Kanturk
Kilworth
Watergrasshill
Sarsfields
Na Piarsaigh

11

Killeagh
Mallow

St. Catherine's
St. Finbarr's

12

Midleton
Youghal



13

Na Piarsaigh




14

Newcestown




15

Newtownshandrum




16

Sarsfields




17

St. Finbarr's








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